Chopped onion caramelized in butter gives these muffins a sweet and savory flavor. The prosciutto adds a hit of salt and richness. Serrano ham or other cured ham can be used in place of the prosciutto, if preferred.
Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups finely chopped onion
1/2 cup minced prosciutto, (2 ounces)
2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 cup nonfat buttermilk
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Preheat oven to 400 °F. Coat 12 (1/2-cup) muffin cups with cooking spray.
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until golden, about 5 minutes. Stir in prosciutto and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Whisk flour, rosemary, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pepper in a large bowl until combined. Whisk buttermilk, eggs and oil in a medium bowl until blended.
Fold the onion mixture and buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients with a rubber spatula until evenly moistened. Divide the batter among the prepared muffin cups.
Bake the muffins until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 18 to 20 minutes. Serve warm.
Make Ahead Tip: Prepare Steps 2 & 3, keeping the onion mixture, dry and wet ingredients separate; cover and refrigerate for up 1 day. Continue with Step 4 just before baking.
DIY Muffin Cups: Make your next batch of muffins or cupcakes the ultimate grab-and-go treat by lining your tin with muffin liners. No liners? No problem. Use 5-inch squares of parchment paper, coat each muffin cup with cooking spray, and push each square into the cups using a small can or bottle, pressing the paper up the sides. (It's OK if some of the paper is sticking out over the rim.) Fill each cup as directed.
These were extremely dry abound bland
I have made other things this week with the wheat flour I am guessing that it makes things dry. Needs more prosciutto
Cons: No flavor. Very dry and bland
June 20, 2011
They really are savory! They're moist and full of favor--I love the rosemary in them. They taste amazing as a side to dinner or even breakfast with some eggs on top
Next time, I might add more prosciutto--just a personal preference and maybe try a different kind of onion (I used red) to see if the flavor changes much.
Make sure you eat them warm!
May 01, 2010
By: EatingWell User
These didn't knock our socks off, but they were pretty good all the same.